FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The 403rd Infantry Brigade (403Bde) and the Provincial Government of Bukidnon facilitated the distribution of financial assistance to thirty former rebels at Provincial Capitol, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, on October 22, 2021.
The FRs surrendered to the operationally controlled (OPCON) units of the 403rd Brigade. They are now with their families, starting a new life. They will use the assistance as a starting capital for the livelihood assistance of their choice.
Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino, the Commanding General Philippine Army, congratulated 403Bde and its OPCON units, facilitating and reintegrating the former rebels into the community.
“As we approach the end of the problem of insurgency in the country, I urge you to sustain your momentum in promoting peace to our communities and push further your operational gains. Through your efforts, we can soon reach a peaceful nation free from all threats,” said Lt. Gen. Centino.